Body Electric is not a new concept. In 1855, American poet Walt Whitman praised our physicality as being electrified by all the ways it interacts with body, mind, and soul.
The title of his poem "I Sing the Body Electric" implies a poetry based on science, which is what we now call neuroscience.
This field of study has greatly evolved since Whitman sang the body electric. We now understand how the natural energy within us impacts on who we are and the world at large. The idea of Body Electric has become integral to our culture.
Our Culture will feature some of the exciting thinking and breakthroughs that are going on in the rapidly changing world of neuroscience.
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When new drugs are put on the market, clinical trials determine whether they perform better than inactive pills known as “placebos”.
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